Swimming & diving recap: CSU drops dual at Boise State, 186-105
Jan. 28, 2012
By Sarah Thomsen
BOISE, Idaho--The Rams did not expect an easy meet against new conference foe Boise State, and they did not find one. CSU fell Saturday to the defending Western Athletic Conference champion, 186-105, at the Boise-West Family YMCA.
“I thought the girls swam tough and the effort was there,” Head Coach Chris Woodard said, “but it just shows how young in experience you are going against a team like Boise. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t have 100-percent effort from everyone on the team and had some mistakes. That was tough to take.”
CSU had trouble racking in the points from the beginning. Locked out from placing in multiple events and only second- and third-place finishes throughout the meet, the gap between the Rams (4-6, 1-2 Mountain West) and the Broncos (4-1, 1-0 MW) only continued to widen.
“I think we knew there were certain areas where Boise could take it to us,” Woodard said, “but being beaten 1, 2, 3 in any event is a humbling experience and not one I want to experience again.”
Although the team could not take home a win, many athletes stepped up in their events and cut down their times.
Fran Mathias placed second in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.91 seconds, rivaling her out-of-altitude season best. There were gutty performances in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle by Kim Schemahorn. Maddie Mastrup cut down her season best of 17:53.53 in the 1650 Free by almost 20 seconds to 17:34.12. Mastrup’s performance earned her second place.